Connie Chung is one of the very few people who have established themselves as a celebrity in the media world. She is a journalist but her celebrity-status makes her more than that. She has been serving the media for a long time period of time and over this time span, she has garnered a huge popularity and a staggering net worth. Read on to find more about her net worth in 2018.
Connie Chung early life
Born as Constance Yu-Hwa Chung on August 1946, in Washington, US, Connie Chung is an American journalist and news anchor. As the name screams loudly, she has a Chinese ancestry. Her father, William Ling Chung, was a Chinese diplomat in US, so she was raised in US. Later, she settled their too. Her mother’s name is Margaret who is the mother of 4 more kids. She completed her early education from Montgomery Blair High School and later moved to University of Maryland where she majored in journalism and graduated in 1969.
Moving on to her personal life, Connie Chung married her long-time beau Maury Povich in 1984. Ever since, the couple has been together. Maury Povich is a popular American TV talk show host. After few years, in 1998, the couple adopted a son and named him Matthew.
Connie Chung career, awards & achievements
Connie is a daughter of a rich father, so she didn’t have to struggle at all to start her career. Just after completing her graduation, she kicked the first hit and started working as a reporter at Washington’s WTTG-TV. She worked here for two years and then, moved to CBS News where she served as a correspondent. Here, she worked for some time and garnered a bit popularity by interviewing the president Richard Nixon and also for her program ‘CBS Evening News’. When she got an offer CBS affiliate KNXT, she left her previous job and worked here as a lead news anchor.
She remained with CBS affiliate KNXT for almost 7 years before she moved to NBC in 1983. With NBC, she rose to popularity and became one of the most famous and acclaimed TV journalists. She remained with NBC for six years and in these 6 years, she reached to the topmost heights of journalism. In 1989, she again moved back to CBS after signing a three-year contract. Here, she launched her own program ‘Eye to Eye with Connie Chung’ which took her to another level of success. However, the show also received some negative reviews and was also shut down in quite a few months. In 1992, she again put her name on the headlines when she became the first person to interview Earvin Johnson Jr after his publicly announcement of being HIV positive.
Over her entire journalism career, she has worked for different media networks and is mainly known for her interviews with high-profile person.
Awards & achievements
The successful journalist has garnered huge accolades for her exceptional skills. However, when it comes to awards, she hasn’t many under her name. She won Emmy award for the outstanding news and documentary program. She also received an entry in ‘New Jersey, Hall of Fame’ in the arts and letters category.
Net worth of Connie Cong
There would hardly be any other journalist more successful than Connie Cong. Over her entire career, she has worked with big networks such as NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, and MSNBC. She is also the first woman to co-anchor ‘CBS Evening News’. Other than this, she also worked for many other popular American media networks. After looking at her career, estimating her net worth shouldn’t be hard for you. As of today, she is 72 years old. Still, she holds a whopping net worth of $20 million.
Having $20 million net worth as a journalist is really a big thing. In front of her net worth and successful career, many other celebrities stand nowhere.